1. [16C–17C; 1960s+] (later use Aus.) of a man, to have sexual intercourse.
2. [mid-17C–1920s] (US) to persuade, to influence by flattery.
3. [mid-17C+] to boast, to brag, to bully, to scold, to intimidate; thus bouncing n.
4. [mid-18C–mid-19C] to lie; thus bouncing n., lying.
5. [early 19C–1900s] to rob, to cheat; thus bouncing n. and adj.
6. [mid-19C+] (also bounce out) to refuse admission or to throw out of a party, a place of entertainment, etc.
7. [late 19C] to avoid, to get rid of a person.
8. [late 19C+] (also bounce off, bounce out) to dismiss, usu. from a job.
9. [late 19C+] (US) to reject, esp. of a proposal of marriage.
10. [late 19C+] (US black/teen) to leave.
11. [1900s–30s] (US campus) to be sent down from college, to be sent out of class.
12. [1910s] (US) to punch.
13. [1910s] (Aus.) to move someone forcibly.
14. [1910s–30s] (US, also bounce off) to kill.
15. [1920s] (US) to attack, esp. from an ambush.
16. (also bounce around) [1920s–60s] to beat up.
17. [1930s] (UK Und.) to assault, using a piece of lead concealed in a sock.
18. [1930s+] (US) to treat, to pay for, to ply with drink.
19. [1940s+] (US teen/Und.) to move, to go, to get expelled.
20. [1960s+] to work as a strong-arm man in a bar etc.
21. [1970s] (US) as bounce for, to agree, to hand over without payment.
22. [1980s] (US police) to arrest and interrogate; to pressurize.
[mid-19C] (UK Und.) a female swindler.
[mid-19C] (UK Und.) a forged cheque.
[2000s] (US prison) to borrow a fellow inmate’s radio.
see sense 16 above.
1. see sense 8 above.
2. see sense 14 above.
see sense 6 above.
SE in slang uses
[1940s] (US) to appear in an aggressive manner.
[mid-17C–mid-18C] to drink heartily.
[1990s+] (US campus) to have sexual intercourse.
1. [1910s–20s] (Aus.) to assert oneself.
2. [1920s+] (N.Z.) to assess public opinion [from the habit of rugby players testing the bounce of a ball prior to drop-kicking it off].
[1990s+] (US) a general phr. of greeting.
[2000s] (US teen) let’s go.